October 19-23, 2014
Exciting Opportunity to Expand Your Business in Asia
Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker will lead a Healthcare and Energy Business Development Mission to Asia with stops in Japan and South Korea from October 19-23, 2014. This business development mission will promote U.S. exports to Asia by helping U.S. companies launch or increase their business in the healthcare and energy sectors.
In both countries, the governments and private sector are investing significant money to develop both sectors. In both countries, the governments and private sector are investing significant money in developing their healthcare sector. In South Korea, the total market for drugs and medical device products combined is roughly $21 billion. In Japan, the over $150 billion market for these products represents the silver lining of the dark cloud of Japan’s aging population. Due to the lack of natural resources, both Japan and South Korea have long been dependent on imported energy sources to meet over its energy needs. For U.S. energy firms, Japan has a compelling need to find new energy sources, optimize the mix of energy imports and increase efficiencies in response to the March 2011 natural disasters and nuclear emergency, which led to the shutdown of Japan’s 48 nuclear facilities. Additionally, both near and long term opportunities exist in the South Korean energy sector.
Contact the Office of Business Liaison  or via telephone at (202) 482-1360.
Application deadline is August 22, 2014.
November 12-13, 2014
The U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration (ITA) is organizing a Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RE&EE) Trade Policy Mission to Lima, Peru from November 12-13, 2014. The mission is designed to be led by a senior Department of Commerce official, and will focus on: 1) creating a policy environment conducive to growth in Peru’s RE&EE market; 2) introducing U.S. RE&EE exporters to key Peruvian Government officials; and 3) supporting the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change annual meeting (COP-20) hosted by Peru in December 2014.
The RE&EE trade policy mission will promote the export competitiveness of U.S. wind, solar, geothermal, biomass, hydropower, waste-to-energy, smart grid, and energy efficiency industries; and will demonstrate U.S. Government support for Peru’s strong renewable energy and energy efficiency goals. The mission supports ITA’s commitment in the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Export Initiative (RE4I) to significantly increase U.S. RE&EE exports through the development and creation of new export opportunities.
Contact Ryan Mulholland  or via telephone at (202) 482-4693.
Application deadline is September 15, 2014.